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New Music Seance 2008

New Music Seance 2008

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Published by Other Minds
Other Minds
New Music Seance Program
December 6, 2008
Other Minds
New Music Seance Program
December 6, 2008

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Published by: Other Minds on Dec 03, 2008
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Summoning the specters of musical forbears,channeling the spirits of their successors 
Saturday, the sixth of December Two thousand and eight at one o’clock, four o’clock, and eight o’clock Swedenborgian Church of San Francisco
Other Minds Presentsa New Music
Ruth Crawford, 1924
Welcome to our third
New Music Séance 
. We’ve createdthis unusual day-long event in the historic SwedenborgianChurch to resurrect the sources of new music and placethem side by side with recent compositions. A particularfocus is the American maverick tradition of Charles Ives,Charles Seeger, Henry Cowell, John Cage, Lou Harrison,and other pathbreakers courageous enough to withstand abarrage of skepticism early in their careers but who lived to
nd wider acceptance late in life.
In contrast to our annual Other Minds Festival featuringmusic of living composers who are in attendance, theSéance affords us the opportunity to delve into the pastcentury for composer predecessors and for selectionsof music that are rarely played. Researching with ourdedicated performers, Sarah Cahill, Kate Stenberg, andEva-Maria Zimmermann, we have gathered an array of 
music we hope you nd revelationary, and in this spiritual
setting we have tried to include some works that arecontemplative, meditative and unjustly neglected. We
trust that the roaring replace and candlelit interior of this magnicent 1895 church will provide a conducive
environment as we channel these innovative composers for you.We’re pleased to have the world premieres of works bySteed Cowart, Ingram Marshall and Mamoru Fujieda, thelatter two commissioned and presented by Sarah Cahill.Eva-Maria Zimmermann will introduce obscure works forpiano solo by Per Nørgård and Tan Dun. And Kate Stenberg will essay music by violinist-composer Grazyna Bacewicz,along with hauntingly beautiful works by Somei Satoh andSamuel Coleridge-Taylor, and Ruth Crawford’s powerful
Violin Sonata 
A Message from the
Artistic Director
 This year we will touch on the work of seven women composers and arrangers,including a full concert devoted to thean impressive American music icon,
Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901–1953).
Crawford was a composer whose work was both propheticand brilliant. She met the love of her life in musicologistCharles Seeger, who had taught Henry Cowell in Berkeley,
from 1914–16. (The bronze bust of Cowell by GertrudeBoyle Kanno, on view tonight, was made in 1917 whenCowell was 20.) It’s our pleasure to have with us from
Boston Crawford’s biographer Judith Tick, who will speak
about Crawford’s life preceding our third and nal concert.
 Thank you for attending this event and we hope to see
 you again at our 14th Other Minds Festival (March 5–7,2009) in San Francisco. Composers this year includeBen Johnston (Wisconsin), Pawel Szymanski and PawelMykietyn (both from Poland), Chico Mello (b. Brazil,living in Berlin), Linda Catlin Smith (b. USA, living in Toronto), Catherine Lamb (Los Angeles), John Schneider(Los Angeles), Michael Harrison (New York), and BentSørensen (Denmark). Our performers include Trio conBrio (Denmark), Del Sol String Quartet (San Francisco),
and just-intonation guitarist John Schneider. And we’llalso have the American premiere of a new work by ArvoPärt and a tribute to the late Mauricio Kagel, played by theAmsterdam Cello Octet. The candles are lit, and now it’s time for our Séance. Happyholidays to one and all.
Carol Law
Charles Amirkhanian 
Executive & Artistic Director 

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